Sunday, 20 December 2015

Casualties of Battle.

Earlier this year I was very lucky to be able to spend a few days at Gettysburg. While I was there I visited the local war games shop and came away with a small supply of reserves.

One bag I bought was Old Glory's ACW Hospital set.

 Found a couple of spare arms floating around not doing much so I added them into this stand.

 Another wounded Reb being brought in for the surgeon to his bit.

 A Confederate soldier helping a wounded Union brother.
There is a wagon with a couple of horses and a couple of riders, as well as another figure that I have yet to attack with a paintbrush.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

A rugged adventure.

The other week a couple of the lads got together for a wee game.

The IRA were having a secret meeting away from watching eyes and listening ears.

 Somehow though someone managed to inform both the local police and the British army!

  From opposite directions the army boys and the police make their way towards the building where the meeting is taking place.


 Hidden around the grounds are some lookouts, ready to give the signal should they see anything.

 An Irishman watching over the wall spots some army lads sneaking between hedge and trees. His shot misses but it does alert the rest of the IRA in the house.
 Another lookout,at the other end of the property, spots some police as they come through a gap in the hedges.
 He opens fire and drops the leading policeman.
 With their cover blown the army boys make a dash for the wall.
 Other groups of police and army are now rushing towards the building where the meeting is being held.
 One of the lookouts has been hit. The wounded man heads back to his friends as other members of the IRA are now either shooting out from the windows or rushing out side to help.
 With shots being fired all over the place the IRA members decide to make a run for it.
 Splitting up, about half of them go each way trying to get away from there attackers.
 A gap at the end of the wall looks like the easiest way on this side but the army have noticed this too.
 Over on the police side the IRA have had to abandon their wounded comrades so that at least some of them might escape to fight another day. 
At the end of the wall the fighting becomes desperate. The Irish manage to hold off the army long enough for some of the members to get away.

Most of the IRA lads were wounded and later captured but enough of them did get away and I am sure they will be back.

The rules were Rugged Adventures.
Most of the figures were painted by Nate at

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Lt Gen John Bell Hood

John Bell Hood was born in 1831 and died 1879. Considered by many as one of the best Brigade and Divisional commanders in the Confederate army.

 Wounded on the second day at Gettysburg, Hood lost the use of his left arm.
 He was wounded again at the Battle of Chickamauga while leading an assault requiring the amputation of his right leg.
 Despite these wounds Hood was still there for the Rebel cause.
 In 1864 he was given command of the Army of Tennessee. This was short lived after defeats at Franklin and Nashville.
Hood died in 1879 from Yellow Fever just days after his wife and oldest child leaving 10 orphans.

Hood is a Perrys metal figure and his off-sider is from the plastic cavalry set.